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Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort
Reviewed August 5, 2013

These bungalows are in a lovely garden setting with beautiful vies across the bay towards the old township of Rabul. I would recommend the self-contained bungalows as our has a small kitchen and lovely verandah looking out over the water.

the location is great within walking distance of the town centre and markets.

The food however is very disappointing and expensive which meant that we chose to eat elsewhere after a few poor experiences. Simple local specials would be better than a very ambitious and poorly prepared menu.

Room Tip: Self contained bungalows are in a lovely setting with views of the water.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a wonderful, relaxing get-a-away weekend at the Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort. Our room was a private free-standing bungalow with an ocean view.

The property is beautiful with much of the room and other buildings constructed out of native hardwood and just fabulous to behold. The room was clean, modern and well equipped with fridge, sink and comfort everywhere. Each bungalow has a private deck in back from which you can see the shoreline.

Overall, the resort is filled with the usual lush tropical vegetation and as expected is meticulously well groomed. The pool is large and clean and was not usually crowded. There is a path and steps (about two storeys high) leading to the private beach. The beach is about 1/2 mile long and completely uninhabited except by resort guests. Most of the several times we went to the beach we were, literally, the only people present. At times we could see the private security guard patrolling the beach but this added a sense of comfort and security.

The included Haus Win restaurant served fabulous tasty meals and more importantly the serving sizes were generous. The Tree Top Deck -- an outside dining area near the restaurant -- provides a stunning view overlooking Blanche Bay and the sea from about sixty feet above the beach. The meal hours are ample, and we heard (did not try) that snacks and light foods are available between meals. The meal and beverage prices were high in our view but not out of line with prices we've seen elsewhere in Papua New Guinea.

After the view, possibly one of the greatest assets of the Resort is the staff. Warm, friendly, superior in service and very well trained; it is clear that management at the resort knows how to make visitors want to return and that is through an excellent staff.

Areas for improvement include the gift shop, touring activities, and technology services. The gift shop is purely for mementos of one's trip, native artifacts and knick-knacks. It was never open when we were there, having only a sign informing you to visit the front desk for assistance. Some basic needs and toiletry supplies could have been included and were not. On the other hand, it was very easy to arrange a driver and a car, for an extremely low fare, to take us to a local pharmacy to purchase products we desired.

It had been our intention to arrange a small excursion or two to see the local area. The resort does offer some possibilities but we did not find it easy getting information about what was available. There were offered several land tours and several boat tours. The prices were high for these tours, but again not overly out of line with other local options. However, the packaging was not to our liking. The best half-day tour did not do anything we wanted to see, and the full day tour looked like eight hours of mostly uninteresting activities to see only one or two interesting (to us) items. In short, if you want to go shopping these tours may appeal but if you are interested in heritage, culture or history you may feel as we did about the tours. (Happily, we arranged a tour to our liking outside of the resort.)

The resort advertises wireless network connection campus wide. The fee is not unreasonable, but we did not find the signal strength to be uniformly good everywhere. Knowing the service was through an outside firm and refunds would not be given, given our concern over having a solid connection led to the decision to forego the service. The signal was strong in the restaurant and bar lounge area but I did not wish to be tied to there for Internet usage. For the price of the room if the wireless fee was already included I think I would have been more likely to give it a try. To be fair, I did see other guests about using laptop computers and I presume they found the service adequate.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort. Honestly, it is a little hard to get to but if you are in or near Papua New Guinea I don't think you'll be disappointed by what you find there.

Truly a wonderful, wonderful place to get away for a little privacy and seclusion and a restful stay.

Room Tip: Be sure to reserve a bungalow. There are some rooms in larger buildings (all of which provide a sea...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Beautiful facilities, safe, clean, comfortable rooms and amazing views (we stayed in an ocean front bungalows). Very close to town and walking distance to the Tropicana (local grocery and liquor store). There is a wonderful deck that looks out to the Volcano and surrounding islands, an easy spot to let the day slip away. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and always willing to assist.

Room Tip: The bungalows offer car rental, which is extremely handy for visiting all the beautiful sites of Kok...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

It was a nice stay at this hotel. The rates were pretty good compared to a lot of others in PNG that offer less for more. The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The deluxe rooms are nice and spacious. The food was nice but nothing spectacular like others. It needs some spices added as i found some meals a little bland and the breakfast meal i chose most days was inconsistent. Enjoy the back deck.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

We were in for a wedding and stayed 28th March - 8th April 2013.
The KBBR is one of two little oases in an otherwise "limited service" area for visitors.
Positives were:
- the friendliness and good service provided by those who serviced our rooms and who operated the restaurant - lovely and gentle people.
- the cleanliness and well maintained condition of the accommodation with very comfortable beds and clean linen. The air-conditoner in our bungalow worked very well and was a necessity after hot spells walking around Kokopo. (In some other units which some of our party occupied the A/C didn't work so well and since we were there over Easter maintenance was not forthcoming).
- the continental breakfast with as much cereal, juice, toast and fruit as one required.
- a jug and tea and coffee making facilities which were always well stocked in each Bungalow.
- our unit included an umbrella, an ironing board and a safe.
- the pleasant surroundings

The "Not so flash" aspects of KBBR included:
- The high cost of the accommodation (but all of PNG seems to be expensive. It is NOT a "cheap place to go for a holiday").
- The lack of any real facility to "make a meal" if one didn't want to go to the restaurant (also very expensive) - no toaster - no plates - only one knife and fork and spoon.
- The uselessness of the "internet card" which we purchased for 54 kina (When we found we couldn't use it because the KBBR Wifi was continuously "out" there was NO REFUND Because - as Donna the manager told us - "the KBBR is just the agent for communications company" and because "This is NOT Australia you know".
Advice: DON"T BUY A CARD - you WILL "do you dough".
- the "stone walling" which the manager seemed to practice when any difficulty was raised, leaving us with the impression that she considered it was "our fault or responsibility out sort things out for ourselves".

A Pleasant stay and a great wedding. One wonders what the Rapopo Plantation Resort might have been like - "value for money-wise".

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have just returned from staying at Kokopo Beach Bungalows with my husband and two children (16 &19). For me this was a return to PNG after 35 years. KBB was a great place to stay. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable. We stayed in a suite and as a family this was perfect. It gave us a bit of extra space, including a basic kitchen set up. The meals in the restaurant were delicious, well presented and good serving sizes. All the staff were very obliging and very friendly and no matter what we asked for nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We did tours run by KBB including the Duke of York, Gazelle Peninsula tour, our own tour to Rabaul and a visit to Watta Beach. Just be aware that on all tours you may have to pay land owners K5 per person before you can visit various sights. On the Gazelle Peninsula tour this occurred 3 times, plus on this tour we had to pay for our own lunch.To us well worth the K5 each time and fabulous lunch at the Rabaul Hotel. Tours may seem a bit expensive but don't forget once you convert from K to (in our case AUD ) they are no that bad. Also the roads are quite rough in many places, I would hate to pay their maintenance bills on the vehicles. A visit to Rabaul is a must. The devastation from the main volcanic eruption 20 years ago is still very evident. Although it was very sad to see what Rabaul is today. We were grateful to have the opportunity to get up close to a volcano that is still obviously grumbling and visit many relics from the war years.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Was very impressed with the Kokopo Beach Bungalows. Though relatively small, it was the first place I stayed at in PNG that exhibited international standards. The rooms were comfortable and the pool area very pleasant. The public areas are stylishly decorated and draw the guest through the hotel to the elegant Haus Win restaurant - there's good food and a great deck with expansive views across Simpson Harbour towards Rabaul and the volcano. Down below is a black sand beach - great for swimming on a hot afternoon.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank thekeystotravel
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Additional Information about Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort

Address: 1 Kurur Place | Kokopo, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
Location: Papua New Guinea > Islands Region > New Britain Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in New Britain Island
Price Range: $73 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Not only do we have a magnificent resort with traditional PNG architectural character and style. Come and experience some of our amazing land and sea tours. Whether you like snorkeling, diving, volcanoes, history or just lazing around, we have it all. Enjoy this magical tropical wonderland. ... more   less 
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